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Quaker Notes

The weekly bulletin of the Friends Meeting of Orlando. 

May 12, 2022 Edition
For additional information please contact us. Please also view our website.
316 E. Marks Street, Orlando, Florida, 32803 
(two blocks N. of Colonial, two blocks E. of Magnolia)
Orlando Meeting - Zoom Link
Passcode 316EMarks (case sensitive)


        Deepening Friendship       
Chocolate and Limericks
Please join us on Zoom!
...accompanied by your own selection (of chocolate or other comfort food)

1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
from 6 to 7:30 p.m. starting Thursday, May 19th.
Zoom information forthcoming by email.

 We plan to:

  • Check in with each other
  • Share our interests and stories
  • Deepen our f/Friendships
  • Take turns presenting one discussion topic per meeting, as well as an original, or found and credited, limerick
Conveners Liz J. and Chris L.

All are welcome!


Online workshop offering: "Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples"

Friends are invited to a participatory, two-hour online workshop exploring the history of colonization in what is now the United States, and how we can work toward healing and justice for Indigenous peoples. The workshop was developed by a team of Native and non-Native people working together, including Orlando Meeting member Kody Hersh. Online community workshops are offered about once a month, and the next one, May 21, still has space available! Register here:

     Young Friends' Summer Celebration                       Cookout May 29!


Join us after worship on Sunday, May 29, for a cookout to mark the end of the school year and beginning of summer! We'll be celebrating Orlando Meeting Young Friends (especially our graduating senior) and Young Friends Group volunteers. Food and beverage will be provided, with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. Contact with any questions or additional dietary needs.


Quaker Basics: Worship, Prayer, Meditation               —is there a difference?  
Monday, May 16, 
2022 from 7 – 8:30 PM ET

Worship, prayer, and meditation: many Friends find that their spiritual lives are deepened by several or all of these. How are worship, prayer, and meditation similar to each other, and how are they different?

People visiting a Quaker meeting for worship for the first time might notice some similarities between meditation and worship, or between prayer and worship, depending on your personal past experiences.

Let's discuss, and gain new insights about what everyone else is doing during a Quaker meeting for worship! And perhaps even 

some new spiritual tools that you feel inspired to try.

                  Register HERE    

Suggestions for the Social & Community Giving Committee

We shall have our spring meeting soon, & wondered if Friends have any new suggestions. The last list of our recipients was in an attachment to the Minutes of the Meeting for Business of 12 Dec. 2021 (p14). Please, only new suggestions, and not solicitations from the organisations being suggested. Send suggestions to me, Pierre Ivory, at 
Would You Like to Volunteer?
Hospitality Committee seeks volunteers to make coffee and prepare snacks each Sunday for Fellowship Hour. To volunteer, contact Mira Tanna,, 321.287.8734, or sign up at!/showSignUp/10C0845A5A62FA1FD0-coffee.
Volunteers for
Conversation to Explore

Volunteers are needed for Conversation to Explore on the first Sunday of each month. To volunteer, simply let Minerva G. know about a topic you are interested in facilitating. You can speak to her in person or email her HERE for details.
Young Adult Retreat
June 3 - 5, 2022, St. Petersburg, Florida

Click HERE for details and registration.

Young Friends Group
(First Day School)  

Young Friends Group is a weekly religious education program for youth from birth to age 18. Youth attend 10am Worship for a few minutes, then follow adult youth leaders to the Cottage for guided activities. Youth rejoin their families at 11am.
For more information, contact Kody at

We have so little of each other, now. So far from tribe and fire. Only brief moments of exchange. What if they are the true dwelling of the holy, these fleeting temples we make together when we say, "Here, have my seat," "Go ahead--you first," "I like your hat."

    ~ Danusha Laméris
Items from readers for REFLECTIONS are welcome. Click HERE to submit.

The financial markets have been impacted by a variety of factors in recent months. To read the most recent update from Friends Fiduciary (which manages investments for OMM under the supervision of Quakers of Orlando Asset Management), please click HERE.

New OMM Website
A new OMM website is under construction at the former web address, Most content is now available. Your patience is appreciated while it is being completed. 

Supporting Gifts

   Supporting Gifts to the Orlando Monthly Meeting are very important. They provide the basis for our financial support and for our continued existence as a Quaker Meeting. While it is true our community has the great benefit of a financial legacy provided to us from the generous and wise Friends of the past, we  nevertheless have a duty to protect the legacy for the future. Your support gifts, of any size, will add to the effort to preserve our legacy and enable the Orlando Monthly Meeting of The Religious Society of Friends to continue serving Friends now and beyond our time.
   Gifts may be made in person at the Meeting House or by mail. To use credit cards, debit cards or Paypal, simply click on the DONATE image below, or go to where any menu page, such as "About Us," will have a DONATE button for making a single or recurring contribution. Checks made out to “Quakers of Orlando” can be mailed to: Christine Stinson, Treasurer, Orlando Monthly Meeting, P.O. Box 840097, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080. 

 Our Current Quaker Worship Opportunities
Orlando Meeting: The Meetinghouse is open for worship, Young Friends (First Day School) and fellowship on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. Wearing masks is optional.  
Zoom Worship: The best way to access Zoom Worship with Orlando Monthly Meeting is to go to the Meeting website Home | Quakers of Orlando ( On the homepage of the website, you can click on the word "HERE" to open the  Zoom link on your device. Details for OMM and both Worship Groups are below and also at

St. Augustine Worship Group:  Wednesday evening, 7:00 pm. Two Ways to Join: In-person Meeting for Worship at The United Church, 5880 U.S. 1, in St. Augustine for those who are fully vaccinated.  We are inside, masked and socially distanced. We also offer Zoom for those who are  unvaccinated, uncomfortable meeting in person, at a distance, or cannot join in person for another reason.   Contact Richelle at (610) 368-2908 or for information.   

DeLand Worship Group: Friends meet Sunday mornings at 10:00 A.M. for fellowship and doughnuts, and at 10:30 AM for Meeting for Worship at the Collective facility in the Dreka Theater, 112 E. New York Ave, DeLand. Meeting for worship is followed by discussion. All are welcome. Call 386-337-5204 or email
Online Quaker Resources 

SEYM newsletter
Daily Virtual Worship from Pendle Hill


Southeastern Yearly Meeting (SEYM)


Friends General Conference (FGC)


Pendle Hill  Retreat and Conference Center


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